Dallas - Downtown, East, Oak Cliff

Laureate Museum

Uplift Luna Preparatory

an Uplift Education museum school
(Grades K-11, planned K-12)
2020 N. Lamar
Dallas, TX 75202
Year opened: 2010-11
Number of students (2013-14): 804
School leadership team:


  • Karen Aikman, Associate Managing Director (K-8)
    • Chloe LaFrance, Primary Director
      • Samantha Stroh, PYP Dean
    • Kristina Nitahara, Middle School Director
      • Michael Tibbets, MYP Dean
      • Victoria Margolin, MS Dean of Students


    • Karen Evans, Associate Managing Director (9-12)
      • Candice Dagnino, High School Director
        • Allison Clendening, MS Dean of College Prep
        • Jeffery Kirby, AP/DP Dean


    • Carol Sumter, Regional Director of Operations
      • Thalia Shaw, Primary Operations Manager
      • Reginald Ballard, Secondary Operations Manager 

  • Uplift Luna Prep is offered in partnership with the Museum of Nature & Science and will provide students with hands-on, in-museum lab experiences.

  • Uplift opened Uplift Luna Secondary School in August, 2012 in Dallas' Deep Ellum District. 
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